Southern Stovetop Buttered Potatoes are a family dinner staple around our house. If you grew up in the South you most likely had this for supper every other week if not more often. This simple recipe takes no time to make and is homemade good to the last bite!
Southern Stovetop Buttered Potatoes Recipe
It surprised me my California husband like this recipe so much. I mean, I love a compliment like any gal, but one from your husband about your cooking is always nice. Stovetop buttered potatoes are not exactly a California style food. It is so nice to have a good side dish that EVERYONE in the house will eat without the eye rolls and the foot-stomping. You moms know what I am talking about.
My youngest asked me suspiciously, what are in these potatoes? I was happy to tell him butter, potatoes, salt, and pepper, and that is it! He dug in and seemed satisfied with my answer. One time I tried to sneak spinach in a milkshake, he knew right off something was off the second he took that first sip with the straw. Lesson learned!
My Favorite Potato For Buttered Potatoes
My preference for butter potatoes is to use Yukon Gold. I love their flavor, texture and the hint of golden color when you cook them. You can use red skin and even plain old baking potatoes. Either way, this recipe will be buttery good.
Other Yummy Southern Side Dishes
- 2 pounds peeled Yukon Gold potatoes (Red or Baking are fine!)
- Water For Boiling
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoon Salted butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add potatoes to stock pot and fill with water enough to cover potatoes.
- Add salt to season water.
- Bring potatoes to a boil over medium heat and cook until fork tender. (15 Minutes)
- Remove from heat and drain. Add butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm.
Garnish with finely chopped chives or parsley for added color.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g